Help Me ID Her

What a significance wild flowers have, more than the tamed productions of the garden! They seem Heaven’s own messengers sent straight to man to bear glad tidings of universal and undying love. ~Henry James Slac, English journalist

What is this beauty?

She arises every year

Unplanned, yet welcome.

13 thoughts on “Help Me ID Her

  1. It certainly looks to me like Black-eyed Susan: Rudbeckia hirta. There are several Rudbeckia species, and this clearly is one of them, but R. hirta is an early summer bloomer. Check it against this article — I wouldn’t be surprised if you find a match.

    • Linda, I think you’ve nailed it — Thank you!! I know we never planted this beauty, but I’ve got two “patches” of them springing up every year in the backyard. They bloom much of the summer (must be in an ideal location). Occasionally, when it’s especially dry, I’ll give them a drink from the hose, but I don’t fertilize or mess with them. They don’t seem to care!

  2. Debbie, I was going to say that it looks like some kind of daisy, but your first reader (shoreacres) is right, it’s a Black-eyed Susan. It’s such a happy-looking flower! 🙂

    Have a great rest of your week, my friend!

    • We planted white daisies one year, but they got so tall and spindly that we removed them. These yellow flowers just sprang up one summer and have been growing and spreading ever since. I thought maybe the birds seeded them, but I don’t recall seeing any of these flowers in our neighbors’ yards. Oh, well, you’re so right — it *does* look happy!! Have a great rest of your week, Ron! xo

    • Thanks, FF. I was thinking it was something in the daisy family, so I wasn’t too far off. How wonderful that my readers are so knowledgeable and willing to help though!

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